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April 20, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
When the veterinarian who professionalized animal care in Los Angeles decided to extend pet care into the afterlife, he buried his own dog in what would become the first pet cemetery in Los Angeles County. Dr. Eugene C. Jones' celebrity clientele would soon follow his lead, bringing their beloved Droopys and Bootses to a small corner of a cattle-grazing range in Calabasas.
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April 20, 2003 | Cecilia Rasmussen, Times Staff Writer
When the veterinarian who professionalized animal care in Los Angeles decided to extend pet care into the afterlife, he buried his own dog in what would become the first pet cemetery in Los Angeles County. Dr. Eugene C. Jones' celebrity clientele would soon follow his lead, bringing their beloved Droopys and Bootses to a small corner of a cattle-grazing range in Calabasas.
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October 12, 1996 | SYLVIA L. OLIANDE
After more than a year of working in several portable buildings and comforting grieving clients in cramped quarters, the staff members and board of directors at the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park are looking forward to breaking ground on a new facility Sunday. "That's the understatement of the year," said park manager Sandra Dunaway, when asked Friday if she was pleased.
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June 10, 1996 | Henry Chu
It's Showtime For 31 years, one of Universal Studios' most popular acts has been its "Animal Actors Stage," a live show featuring 60 creatures who have made it big in the movies and TV. . . . Among the players: Beethoven the dog, Babe the pig and Jethro the orangutan from "The Flintstones" movie. "All the animals are stars in their own right," says company spokesman Javier Mendoza.
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November 24, 1996 | Sue McAllister
* Total graves in Los Angeles County: estimated 3 million. * Burials per year in L.A. County: 55,000 to 60,000. * Percentage of those who die in L.A. whose bodies are shipped elsewhere for burial: 10%; most common destinations: East Coast, Latin America. * Cemeteries in L.A. County: 76. * Average cost of burial in L.A. County: $2,000. * Cost of grave at three-acre Westwood Memorial Park: $20,000 to $24,000. * Visitors per day to Marilyn Monroe's crypt at Westwood Memorial: 350.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1999 | JAMES E. FOWLER
In this week's Footnotes: For our favorite furry, feathered and finned friends, nothing but the best will do. Whether it's the finest pooch beauty treatment or the cat's meow in kennels, we have ideas for your beloved menagerie. * You want your best buddy to feel good about himself and what better way than a haircut, bath and beauty treatment? There are dozens of dog and cat groomers in the San Fernando Valley. Some are mobile operations that will come to you. Others are shops.
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April 10, 1995 | DAVID BOHRER, For the Times
Here lie Blinky, Old Mac, Whiskers and Ruby. Friends who were loyal to the end, never questioned, rarely complained. A selfish breed they weren't, and the people who knew them best would say they never had a better friend. So how did they end up in this quiet corner of Calabasas? They simply died. Here lie over 2,000 animals, pets who have been buried here since the late 1920s.
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December 28, 1989 | PSYCHE PASCUAL and PHILIPP GOLLNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A grieving Arleta family, whose dog was allegedly shot to death by a mail carrier, Wednesday planned a memorial service for Skippy and said they may sue the postman. Tammie Brody, 27, said that she was about to give the carrier his Christmas present--a bottle of vodka--Tuesday afternoon when he shot the 2-year-old mixed German shepherd with a pistol. She said she was disturbed that her 10-year-old son, Brian, saw the shooting.
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January 26, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
Two sides in a dispute over the sale of Los Angeles County's largest pet cemetery have softened their positions, possibly reopening the door for an animal lovers' group to buy it. A lengthy campaign by the Save Our Pets' History in Eternity group to purchase the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park in Calabasas collapsed last week when the Los Angeles chapter of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals stopped the sale.
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January 19, 1985 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
A lengthy campaign by pet lovers to buy a Calabasas animal cemetery collapsed Friday as they filed a $1.75-million suit against the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals over a disputed purchase agreement. Lingering distrust between the Save Our Pets' History in Eternity Inc. group and subdividers who had also sought to purchase the 10-acre Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park from the SPCA was blamed by both sides for the conflict.
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